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remember watching these debates about unemployment insurance going back all the way to george r.w. bush and watching the democratic congress bring that bill up week after week after week only to have him veto it. it is not heard ultimately to create a political narrative about who cares about what and who cares about something else. that is learned the hard way or the easy way. >> sam, especially when you look at the reality of the long-term unemployed. first of all as paul krugman points out, there are three times as many job seekers as job vacancies here. in 1970 there were less than 10 average weeks of unemployment. in 2013, 36.9 weeks, that's how long the average worker is unemployed. >> i think benjamin made a great point. >> back to the founding father. >> i think what rand paul misses is that people don't stay unemployed because they are lazy, on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, they are unemployed in part because the economy sucks and continues to suck, also because there's discrimination among employers against long-term unemployed. it's been documented. people tend to not
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